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Korina no preference over Mar’s running-mate prospects Volume IV, No. 083 web portal: Tuesday

August 25, 2015


By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent and MARK FRANCISCO, Staff member

CAGAYAN de Oro City––Korina Sanchez-Roxas, the broadcast-journalist wife of outgoing Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II said over the weekend that she has no preference of who will her husband’s running mate in the 2016 elections be, pointing out that it will be the sole decision of the Liberal Party (LP). See full story, page A3

ICT jobs open to teachers to be displaced by ‘K to 12’ program By Antonio L. Colina IV of MindaNews

DAVAO City--Teachers who would find themselves jobless if the K to 12 program of the Department of Education pushes through may apply for jobs in the information and communication technology sector, an official of the industry said. In an interview Friday, ICT Davao president Samuel Matunog said the city’s business process outsourcing (BPO) industry has enough job vacancies that could absorb teachers during the

two-year transition period of the program beginning next year. Matunog said ICT Davao partner with the colleges and universities in their aim to give temporary employment to the teachers who risk losing their jobs. “They (teachers) have issues with K to 12… We have jobs at the call centers and other opportunities in the industry for them,” he said. “That’s our help to ensure that they get jobs while the schools are transitioning into the See program, page A15

Bulatlat File Photo: KMU and Piston members holding a picket in front of SSS headquarters in Quezon City in 2013. bulatlat photo

Amante sees Butuan a model for forest-based economy in 5 years By PAT SAMONTE Caraga Regional Editor

BUTUAN City -- Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. presented Thursday his “BUTUAN VISION 2020” in his 2015 State of the City Address confidently declaring this city as a “model for sustainable forest-based economy in the country with the highest per capita income growth rate in Mindanao in five years.” Speaking before a special session of the city council and hundreds of See amante, page A13

REGAINING BUTUAN’S STATURE AS “TIMBER CITY OF THE SOUTH”. Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. (left photo) delivers his State of the City Address announcing his vision for his city “to become the Timber City of the South once more” and a “model for forest-based economy in the country in five years” before a special session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and a large crowd in the background (right photo) on August 19, 2015 at Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center. Photo shows (from left) Councilors Virgilio Neri, Jr., Ferdinand Nalcot, Nestor Amora, Samuel Amante, Sergio Pascual and Derrick Plaza. photos by pat samonte

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Food Innovation Center to raise safety, quality standard - DTI


AGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The newly launched Northern Mindanao Food Innovation Center (NMFIC) at the Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST), Cagayan de Oro City on 21 August 2015 is hoped to raise standards in safety and quality of local food processors and be more competitive internationally. According to DTI Misamis Oriental Provincial Director Ma. Eliza A. Pabillore, with NMFIC, DTI hopes that local food processors will raise their bar of standards in safety and quality; and that they will be more competitive than the rest of the world. Local food processors

can now avail of NMFIC, which was launched during the Science Nation Tour of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). This is a center for food research and development and packaging and labelling equipped with technologically competitive food processing and packaging facilities; with a pool of professional and technical experts, is open to all micro, small and medium enterprises who wants to improve their products or wants to execute a product idea. They also accept label design, short run processing and toll-packing. The following equipment can now be used for a minimal fee: Convection

Drying Cabinet/Machine, Cabinet Steamer, Cold Extrusion Machine, Continuous Band Sealing Machine, Desktop Cup Sealing Machine, Flour Milling Machine, Foot Operated Impulse Sealer, Stainless

Steel Grain Grinding Machine, Induction Sealing Machine, Octagonal Mixing Machine, Shrink Packaging Machine, Spray Dryer, Vacuum Fryer, Vacuum Packaging Machine and Vertical Granular Form

Fill Packing Machine. NMFIC is a collaboration of different agencies composed of MUST, DTI, DOST, Office of 2nd Congressional District of Cagayan de Oro and the Food Processors Associa-

tion of Northern Mindanao. It is located at 2F NMFIC Building, Mindanao University of Science and Technology, National Highway, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. (Loraine C. Brillantes/ DTI-MOR/PIA10)

Foreign investors eye Maguindanao town for coconut, banana, coffee imports By Edwin O. Fernandez

MATANOG, Maguindanao – What used to be a barren lands is now the focus of foreign investors willing to pour in capital as dividends of Mindanao peace process, the local executive today said.

Investors from Asia, Middle East and South America are bent to pour in millions of dollars “because they found the rich soil of Matanog,” town Mayor Mohammad “Kits” Guro said. The mayor was referring to the village of Langkong, part of the more than 10,000 hectares idle lands used in the past as bailiwick of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). “Langkong” is a Maguindanaon-Iranun term for fertile soil. “A study was conducted and it found out that the quality of soil is exceptional,” Guro told reporters. “Langkong soil nutrients is

high quality, so the people here now are excited and have been asking when the project will start,” he said, adding that investment processing of documents is being fast tracked. Investors consider to acquire coconut, banana, pineapple and coffee from Matanog and nearby towns, Guro said, adding that he met with several investors while performing pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia this year. “Within the year, investments will come in and this quiet town will soon become agricultural economic zone of Maguindanao,” the ever optimistic Guro said. In fact, Guro stressed, a Malaysian investor is

willing to import from Matanog, anytime, huge supply of whole coconut. “If we can supply coconut right now, the investor is ready,” he boasted. But Guro said he is still coordinating with neighboring towns for additional coconut supply because Matanog could not fill in the Malaysian demand as of yet. He said investor concern was security and it has been addressed with the help of the Army’s 603rd Infantry Brigade who mediated to settle family and Muslim clan wars. The GPH-MILF peace agreement has transformed Matanog from war-torn community to investment destination. (PNA)

Aboitiz Equity secures $ 400-M loan facility for cement business By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA -- Listed holding firm Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) on Monday said it signed a $ 400-million loan facil-


ity agreement with one of Japan’s leading financial companies to partially fund a cement business. AEV reported to the

Philippine Stock Exchange it obtained a bridge loan from The Bank of TokyoMitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. in Manila for the acquisition of the various Philippine assets and businesses of Lafarge S.A., including the cement production and other cement related businesses and services. AEV last month formalized a Php24-billion deal with Irish building materials giant CRH plc (CRH) on the former’s investment in holding companies with the aim to purchase Philippine assets and businesses of Lafarge. This, after European cement giants Holcim and Lafarge completed their global merger. (PNA)



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Korina no preference over Mar’s running-mate prospects By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent and MARK FRANCISCO Staff member

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Korina Sanchez-Roxas, the broadcast-journalist wife of outgoing Interior and

Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II said over the weekend that she has no preference of who will her husband’s running mate in the 2016 elections be, pointing out that it will be the sole decision of the Liberal Party (LP).

But, Sanchez-Roxas, host of ABS-CBN’s weekly Rated K, said the vicepresidential candidate must embrace the doctrine of the LP and outgoing President Aquino’s presidential-term long mantra “Daang Matuwid.”

Sanchez-Roxas said: "Ang mahalaga naniniwala siya kay Mar (Roxas) at naniniwala siya sa Daang Matuwid ni PNoy (President Aquino).” Sanchez-Roxas also said that nobody must be forced to become Roxas’ running mate and that the person should run on his or her own volition as a vicepresidential candidate. Korina told reporters that choosing the vice presidential candidate is not just confined on actress and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos, Rep. Lenie Robredo, and Senator Grace Poe. Meanwhile, SanchezRoxas promised journalists who interviewed her last Saturday that she would lobby before the LP to select, at least, one senatorial

candidate from Mindanao. Earlier, Sanchez-Roxas held a town hall-style meet-up with residents of barangay Lapasan, distributing 500 perfumes courtesy of Afficionado with a customized "Korina loves Mar" label, as well as, 1,000 wristbands bearing her "Five Secrets to Success." Sanchez-Roxas said that her so-called five secrets to success came from decades of experience and practical daily living. From Barangay Lapasan, Sanchez-Roxas proceeded to the YMCA open court, where constituents from Barangay 21, led by Gilda Go, and Barangay 23, led by Jaime Frias, awaited her. Here, Sanchez-Roxas distributed 500 bags of

rice, containing 2 ½ kilograms each, and 500 pairs of sunglasses (for women) and 500 pairs of slippers (for children). Sanchez-Roxas then went to Barangay 17 open court to distribute more bags of rice there as well as 500 so-called anniversary bracelets. At night, she graced the Miss Cagayan de Oro 2015 . Also, Korina was confident that the much-delayed Freedom on Information (FOI) bill will become a law if Mar becomes the president. In fact, Korina signed in favor of the passage of the FOI bill in an online petition website, “Siyempre, journalist ang asawa,” said Korina with a beaming smile.

Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez clarifies some items in the 2016 budget of the Commission on Audit during the latter’s budget hearing in the Committee on Appropriations. Cong. Rodriguez discovered that the COA needs additional budget to meet its needs including the rehabilitation of the COA dorm, the construction of another floor in its Information Technology Office building, the construction of a Regional Training Center and other capital outlay programs. Cong. Rodriguez will push for the increase of the budget of the COA. photo provided

SSS execs told: Pension hike ‘feasible’ if they are open, true to SSS mandate By MARYA SALAMAT

FILIPINO pensioners have moved one step closer to getting their monthly pension increased by at least P2,000 ($43) from its current “pitiful” minimum amounts. All they need now is for the top executives of the Social Security System (SSS) led by its president and CEO Emilio De Quiros Jr. to be open to it, and for Congress to finalize the draft law, which, by now, has been approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate Committee on Gov’t Enterprise and Privatization. “It is up to Congress to summon the political will to do what should have been done by SSS two decades ago—increase the pension of our senior citizens and allow them the opportunity to enjoy a little comfort in the remaining years of their lives,” said Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares. He is the lead author of House Bill 5842 of which a counterpart measure in the Senate was passed last Tuesday August 18 under the leadership of Sen. Cynthia Villar.

Workers from Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) immediately welcomed the news. “We are glad that the P2,000 hike in SSS pensions has moved closer to being approved. This move is long overdue and would give immediate relief and recognition to the country’s retired workers,” said Roger Soluta, KMU secretary-general. House Bill 3851 together with HB 4903, approved by the House of Representatives as HB 5842 on June 9, 2015, seeks to provide immediate relief to the mostly impoverished SSS pensioners. Colmenares said that even though it does not provide for the P5,000-P7,000 ($107 to $150) minimum needed by the pensioners, the modest increase will definitely make a difference for the pensioners especially those in their twilight years. The bill is also premised on benefiting future pensioners. ‘If there’s a will, there’s a way’ After decades of working and paying the government monthly premiums for their “social security,” Filipino pensioners often find to

their disappointment that they would receive only a meager amount of pension when they retire. The lowest paid pensioner receives a pitiful P1,000 ($21.42) per month while the average pension is P3,157 ($68), based on data presented by the SSS to the Senate Committee on Gov’t Enterprise and Privatization last May 26. The minimum pension of retirees is only P1,200 ($26) for those with 10-year contribution and P2,400 ($51) for those with 20-year contribution. Almost half or 46.6 percent (712,268) of pensioners were receiving such minimum amounts of pension in 2010, according to an SSS letter signed by VP Rizaldy Capulong on January of 2012. “The minimum pension is grossly inadequate based on the P1,008 ($21.60) per day needed by a family of six in the National Capital Region,” Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said in pushing for an increase in monthly pension of retirees. In the face of public clamor for a pension See MANDATE, page A15


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Of Education and the Environment

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We always wonder how the system nurtured our values in our school days. While we appreciate with intense approval - that the school molds our traits away from home - we always expect that, as a cultivated person, we would display the excellent qualities in us as we mature. However, it frustrates us, more often, to embrace the reality that we never really learn anything in school, particularly on developing ourselves into a person. A friend once said: “It is easy to feed, cloth, and educate a child to grow into a healthy individual. On the other hand, it is very difficult to develop the child into a person of good character and traits.” Like anybody, I agree with my friend’s statements. In fact, the statement is happening every day – here and elsewhere in the country. Thus, it bleeds my heart to ponder on the traits of negligence and disrespect that grows in the culture of our country. For instance, the discovery of the shooting of the

If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I’m issuing a spoiler alert. This movie is ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ one of the best illustrations Managing Editor Executive Editor of depression and grief CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING I’ve ever seen so allow me Associate Editor Contributing Editor to share its gist and show you what I mean. MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda In the story a girl named Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor Riley, born in Minnesota GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit have five expressions of Motoring Editor Photo Journalist her emotions named—Joy, felix santillan ROEL CATOTO Sadness, Anger, Fear and EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao Disgust that come to life in Layout Artists her conscious mind. These PAT SAMONTE emotions influence Riley’s irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN behavior and memories, Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga with the most important JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG memories forming part her Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao core memories that create Regional Editors-Northmin “islands”. These islands AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA reflect a specific aspect of Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant Riley’s personality. As a generally happy girl, Joy ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI is the most dominant of NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE her emotions. CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 When the family moves CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY to San Francisco because Legal Counsel --------------------------------------------------------------of her father’s new job, bureau and mktg staff Sadness begins to act out candy macabale - 09161326483 and starts touching happy RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 memories and turning them GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 sad, so Joy tries to get a North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 hold of the situation by KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON keeping Sadness isolated. MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 Unfortunately, the more she tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 struggles to keep Sadness bobby mag usara-tangub city under control, the more OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 it creates confusion and ALLAN M. MEDIANTE Editor-in-Chief

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endangered Philippine Eagle in Davao Oriental few days ago obviously demonstrates the contemptible character that we have had. T h e t h re e - ye ar- ol d Philippine Eagle named “Pamana” (Inheritance), grew into a mature Eagle after surviving two gunshot wounds when found, as an eaglet, three years ago in the mountains of Lanao Del Norte. Workers at the Philippine Eagle Foundation in Davao’s Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in the town of San Isidro rescued and successfully treated the eaglet. After three years in captivity, the foundation

staff released Pamana to the province’s wildlife sanctuary with optimism that Pamana could find a mate and reproduced in the wild. Alas! On August 10, 2015, environmental officials noticed that the Global Positioning System (GPS) attached to Pamana had already been on “mortality mode.” The mortality mode means that Pamana has become stationary prompting the environmental officials to conduct a search until they found the eagle carcass (in advance decomposition) only a kilometer away from the wildlife sanctuary headquarters. With a metal fragment (probably a pellet from an airgun) found in Pamana’s body, it is presumed that the eagle was shot somewhere in the wild. Feeling the pain, Pamana struggled to fly back home, but could no longer make it. The eagle simply landed on a tree, a kilometer away from its destination, and waited until it fell to the ground. For a mature animal like the eagle, which grew in the care of humans, going home when in pain is part of the animal instinct. Where are the en-

vironmental officials? Who is monitoring the GPS? It is very unfortunate that a GPS placed in the eagle’s body without someone monitoring it earnestly. Of course, the monitoring team should do the monitoring 24/7. In Pamana’s case, the monitoring team was sleeping on the job. They said that on Aug. 10 the GPS stood still and they act only on Aug.16? Those monitoring the eagle should be accountable for Pamana’s death. Anyway, a few days ago, I visited my farm and learned from a lumberjack that they caught and killed four Philippine Flying Lemurs (Cynocephalus Volans) “Kagwang” in our farm. Perhaps, the mammals are a family of four that thrived in the largest and tallest tree known in vernacular as “Toog” (Petersianthus quadrialatus), found on our farm. The Toog is an endemic tree 50 years ago, that has become a rare species because of the destruction and plunder of our forest. Although the Philippine Flying Lemur is endemic in the forest of Mindanao, watching glides in the treeSee diaz, page A15

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distress. During her first day of class, Sadness once again takes hold of Riley and she cries in front of the class. This memory is so significant, it becomes a “core” memory. Joy, in her desire to keep Riley’s memories all happy, tries to prevent the storage of the sad core memory but she knocks over all the other “core” memories and cause the “islands,” (the different aspects of Riley’s personalities previously mentioned) to become unstable. Joy and Sadness then struggle to rectify the situation. Unfortunately in the process they create more trouble and go through a lot of misadventures together. It was only until Joy realizes that one of Riley’s “core” emotions of happiness started out as one of sadness. Riley was initially sad because she failed to score during a hockey championship game, causing her team to lose. Her sadness only changed to joy because of the support and comfort she got from her parents and her team mates. In Joy’s absence, Anger, Fear and Disgust try to

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keep things under control but creates more chaos as they cause Riley to inappropriately respond to various situations. Eventually their mismanagement of her emotions cause Riley to become depressed. It was only when Joy allows Sadness to take control of Riley’s conscious mind that Riley reaches out to her parents for support, marking a breakthrough in her adjustment difficulties in San Francisco. In so many ways, this is what we go through when we go through major transitions and loss. Sadness gets the better of us and if we do not allow it to run its course. It will not push us to reach out to others for

support. In the process, other emotions will wreak havoc in our consciousness like anger, fear and disgust. Sadness is a normal part of life and the friendlier we are to ourselves when we are sad, the easier it is for us to deal with it when we are at sadness’ grip. As a student of psychology, I urge you to watch the movie with your children so that they come to an understanding of the interplay of their emotions. Who knows, you might learn a thing or two yourself. The movie is also a good illustration of depression and mental illness because it shows how various aspects of our personality goes awry when sadness prevails. More on this in my next article on Tuesday next week. Mutya ng Dabaw 1997 Jambie Austria-Del Rosario has spent the past 15 years in various facets of psychology, holding posts in human resources management, community relations, training and counselling. For questions or comments please feel free to get in touch with her at 0917-7001996 or email her at jambie.

Daily Inspiration

For Peace

Juvy Sarraga

“I search for peace; but when I speak is healthy, but sometimes winning of peace, they want war!” becomes more important than valu-Psalm 120:7 ing the people playing. Approach things in a Godly way, through Competition can sometimes be peace, and you’ll see two winners. good, but the ugly part is that there’s Remember, both sides will always always a loser. Friendly competition be winners with God on your side.

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DTI-13 delivers SME programs to Marihatag residents


AN ISIDRO, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur – In time with the Peace Caravan (Serbisyo Caravan) spearheaded by the Association of Caraga Executives (ACE), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Caraga extended its Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Programs to the residents of Barangay San Isidro, this municipality.

Jorge Silaga, PAyapa at MAsaganang PAmayanan (PAMANA) Focal Person of DTI-Caraga relayed that the SME Development Programs of the department focuses on the following: Design and Development Assistance; Entrepreneurial and Product Development Trainings; Trademark Registration; Export assistance; Investment Consultancy; Shared Service Facility; Host to loan facility of small business guarantee fund for financial assistance to Micro, Small and Medium

Enterprises; and other programs such as Buttoms-UpBudgeting (BuB), and Go Negosyo Center. “With our aim to promote the welfare of our consumers and entrepreneurs, we are always ready to extend help and assistance to them. And this time, we would like to improve the lives of the marginalized and most vulnerable sector in this barangay here in Marihatag, as well as in other barangays to let them know that the government is doing all its best to provide

Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Date: 20 August 2015 CCE-0044-2015/R.A. 10172 In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R. A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that ARRIANNE C. ULEP has filed with this Office, a correction of entry in Date of birth from “20 MAY 1986” to “27 APRIL 1986” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ARRIANNE C. ULEP at Makilala, Cotabato and whose parents are FELICISIMO ULEP and RUTH CORDOVA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than SEPTEMBER 11, 2015. (Sgd.) GERSON M. MUDANZA II (Signature over printed name of the C/MCR) MDN: Aug 25 & Sept 1, 2015

R.A. 9048 Form No.10.1 (LCR O) Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province; Lanao del Norte City/Municipality: Iligan City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 R.A.9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that BENVINEDO C. CANOY has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “BENBEN” to “BENVINEDO” in the Certificate of Live Birth of BENBEN CANTILA CANOY who was born on February 17, 1976 at Iligan City and whose parents are Norfa T. Cantila and Basilio M. Canoy. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than September 2015. (Sgd.) MARIA PURA C. MASCARIÑAS City Civil Registrar MDN: Aug 25 & Sept 1, 2015

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: ButuanCity Publication Notice R.A. 10172 CFN-0157-2015


In compliance with the publication requirement and Pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that LUZ D. MICAYABAS has filed with this office a Petition for Change of First Name from “LUCENA” to “LUZ” in the Certificate of Live Birth of LUCENA DEL MONTE DUNCANO, who was born on June 30, 63 at Banza, Butuan City, Agusan and whose parents are ALUDIA SANCHEZ del MONTE and SAMUEL DURO DUNCANO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 03 September 2015. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Aug 18 & 25, 2015

the services and programs for them. We hoped to see them starting to put up their own businesses and livelihood not only for their family but for the community,” expressed Silaga. She further relayed that the department has just re-

cently launched the Go Negosyo Centers that features locally-made products of the different residents in the provinces of Caraga. Silaga also disclosed that for the local business, DTI provides repair shop accreditation; construction

industry; product standards; and product development. “For us also to be effective as consumers and at the same time entrepreneurs, it is also very important to know well how to handle complaints; be well-aware of the ‘No Return, No Exchange’

Policy; as well as the Price Tag Law; Deceptive Sales Acts and Practices; Warranties; Credit Cards Policy; Sales Promotion; Senior Citizens privileges; Balikbayan Boxes; Exports; Investments; and Patents and Trademarks,” See programs, page A6

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Tagum police upbeat on solving newsman’s slay T

By Jeanevive D. Abangan

AGUM CITY, Davao del Norte -- Tagum City Police Office is optimistic that the recent killing of a media personality and officer of an electric cooperative will be solved within 30 days. Tagum City Police Information Officer, P/Insp. Anjanette Tirador, in an interview, said that the City

Police Office of Tagum under chief of police, P/Supt Lito Patay, is currently working on a lead through which it is hoping to identify the suspect. Tirador revealed that the Police is profiling owners of silver-gray Honda Fit car which reportedly was used by killers of Gregorio Ybanez who was shot Tues-

day night at about 10:00 p.m. upon reaching his house at Mirafuentes St., Magugpo North, this city on board his single motorcycle. He died the following day, Wednesday at about 6:00 a.m. Publisher of Kabayan Newspaper, Ybanez is the concurrent president of Davao del Norte Press Radio Club (DNPRC) and former president of the Board of


By Tessie P. Presbitero Master Teacher I San Jose Integrated School Quezon I District

In the past, computing grades of the pupils at the end of every grading period was a very tedious job. It took teachers a lot of sleepless nights, hardly having a time to take a breath, transferring data from one record to another in order to distribute the report cards to the parents on time.

Today, the job has become a lot easier with the E-class record. This is an enclosure of DepEd Order No. 8, series of 2015 which is otherwise known as the Policy Guidelines on Classroom Assessment for the K to 12 Basic Education Program which mandated all public elementary and secondary schools to implement assessment procedures as embodied in its guidelines beginning SY 2015-2016. The E-Class Record generates pu-

pils’ grades in just a click of the computer. The template contains criteria for grading which is now compressed to three components, namely; the written work, performance task and quarterly assessment. All the teachers have to do is to input the data which includes the names of pupils and the raw scores for each particular subject as well as the highest possible score. And in just a wink of an eye you will have the grades ready for printing.

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Authority) also claims legitimacy over management of such electric cooperative. On top of identifying suspects through profiling of silver-gray Honda Fit, Tirador also revealed moves of Davao del Norte Police Provincial Office (DNPPO) to endorse to PNP Regional Headquarters the creation of a special investigation task group (SITG) to fast-track the resolution of Ybanez’

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Although the work has a lot become lighter, teachers have to be careful in encoding the raw scores and the highest possible score and must see to it that the scores truly goes to the ones who has got it in order to give justice to individual pupil’s effort. With this, the teachers will have more time for other teaching related activities such as careful planning of the lesson, construction of instructional materials and remedial activities that would ensure optimum learning among pupils.


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By Lebby M. Dumaguit District ALS Coordinator, Maramag District 3

Poverty is a common problem left unsolved until today. Filipinos particularly those living in a mountainous prophecy are severely attested making life so difficult and miserable. The all-time solution to topple down this problem

is to educate the people, because poverty is said to be the product of illiteracy. Result of the recent survey conducted by ALS Maramag District 3 is only about 25 % had be able to finished in high school and 75 % of the learners did not be able

to finish basic education. Main reason are, far from the established institution and that poverty support this belief. It is true that people who are more likely to experience poverty are those who have not gone to school and live in distant and mountainous regions. School children in affected

K to 12 Program: Giving Fair Chance to Learn and Earn Better

By Tessie P. Presbitero Master Teacher I San Jose Integrated School Quezon I District

The Philippines K-12 Program faced a lot of criticisms from the constituents. Issues like budgetary demands, teachers’ qualifications, school readiness and students competitiveness and the like bombarded the proponents of this program. However, no matter what people would do against it, the program could no longer be stopped because it has already started it implementation with the Universal Kindergarten which started during the SY 2011-2012, the Grade 7 or the 1st year Junior High School during

the SY 2012-2013 which was progressively introduced in the other grade levels in following school years. The senior high school or the grade 11 will be implemented in 2016-2017. So whether we like it or not, the K-12 has to go on. Although the critics have a point in raising those issues mentioned earlier, let us consider the positive side of the program. With the high cost of college education, only very few would pursue for a college degree. These few are usually the ones who get good employment and better standard of living. What would happen to the many that would be left behind? Let’s be thankful that through the K-12 program,

the economically less fortunate students could have equal chances as those of their economically stable counterparts. The program was designed to sufficiently prepare the students for work after graduation. This is a holistic approach of education. The students will be taught skills which they will use for employment or entrepreneurship if they couldn’t make it to college, as well as a preparation for tertiary education if they can afford it. Hence, no student that will finish the K-12 education that is “nothing” but with adequate skills; thus giving everyone the chance to earn better and have a good life.

DepED Pangantucan - Acquiring Skills of Basic Life Support Training By Rey G. Samonte, School Principal of Adtuyon Elem. School

What is Basic Life Support? (ba’sik lif su-pdrt’), According to Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012 It is an emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation; control of bleeding; treatment of shock, acidosis, and poisoning; stabilization of injuries and wounds; and basic first aid. How life is important? As we all know, human life became important when humans realized that they are the most advanced species that had ever been in existence and we only owe one life that we should take good care of. In our day to day activity, we do not know what comes next, a danger for example may occur in your way, a life threatening emergencies, it’s big questions if you know what to do? The Department of Education in cooperation with the Local Government Unit of the Municipality of Pangantucan conduct a training of Basic Life Support. Teachers, school heads have a minimal knowledge regarding the Emergency Action Principles, specifically the proper action to be undertaken during emergency, teachers are the front liners’

as far as the school children are concerned. The overall child safety and well-being is guaranteed in schools is the primary concern of all school personnel. The said training was mandated under R.A. No. 10121, The Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, Section 14. Integration of Disaster Risk Reduction Education into the School Curricula and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Program and Mandatory Training for the Public Sector Employees. These two (2) day training aimed to acquire knowledge, attitude and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of respiratory and cardiac emergencies until more advanced medical help arrives. This is only a part of the District Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Action Plan 2015. The training was conducted last May 18 - 19, 2015 (1st Batch) and May 20 - 21, 2015 (2nd Batch) with a total of 30 participants per batch. The funding was taken through the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council under their office head Mr. Renz Ivan S. Naparan - LDRRM Officer II with the approval of our very

School Heads Undergo GAD Orientation By Annabelle G. Sumo Head Teacher-I Ticala Elementary School Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon

DepEd Bukidnon has conducted a Gender and Development GAD Orientation on Planning and Budget Seminar with Dr. Ellen Asuelo-EPS-I last August 18, 2015 at Loizas Pavilion, Casisang, Malaybalay City. The participants were the school heads of Manolo Fortich 1 & 11, Sumilao District, Impasugong I and II districts. It aims to equip them on planning and budgetting the GAD budget for SY. 2015 - 2016.

supportive Municipal Mayor Hon. Manolito G. Garces. The facilitator of the said training is Mr. Van Anthony T. Makinano, a Registered Nurse from Philippine Red Cross. During Day 1 the facilitator discussed more on the Rescue Breathing and the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) hence these are the most important skills in saving lives. On the 2nd day the participants’ undergone Skills Enhancement, Written Examination and Skills Evaluation to attained the objective of the course and given an Identification Cards with a validity of two (2) years as an evident in attending and passing the Basic Life Support Training. This training will not end up to this point. The School DRRM Coordinator and the School Head will undergo other trainings like Emergency Medical Responder and Rescue Training by the end of this calendar year or by January, 2016. Good luck and congratulations to the newly trained Occupational Basic Life Support Training Course for Lay Responders in the Department of Education.

communities often stopped schooling because their parents could hardly support their school needs besides, school is too far. Many got married in early ages deceived by their belief that getting married could be the absolute answer to their unending sacrifices and burdens in life. Few left homes in a hope to find a job for there is no avenue to continue schooling after elementary due to financial constraint. These minorities

often blame the government for their misfortune. For them, education is only for the rich not for all. The alarming number of OSY (Out of school youth) and illiterates in this Municipality will rise if not seriously and properly attended by concerned agencies. ALS MARAMAG District 3 initiated programs relevant to illiteracy eradicators to help solve poverty. Its major programs are Literac y

What Matters Most By Renato C. Cagbabanua Principal II, Labo NHS

School leaders spell school success. These are very strong words but true. Numerous studies regarding school leadership affecting school success simply support this statement. It is said to be second only to teaching in its potential influence on student learning. Thus, many new preparations and development of programs focus on the role of school principals as “instructional leaders.” Instructional leadership encompasses “those actions that a principal takes, or delegates to others, to promote growth in student learning” (Debevoise, 1984, pp. 14-20) and comprises the following tasks: defining the purpose of schooling; setting school-wide goals; providing the resources needed for learning to occur; supervising and evaluating teachers; coordinating staff development programmes; and creating collegial relationships with and among teachers. (Wildy & Dimmock, 1993, p. 44) Instructional leaders must ensure that every student

receives the highest quality instruction each day. Doing so requires that instructional leaders lead for the improvement of the quality of teaching and for the improvement of student learning. They must be handson, that is, often engaged with classroom and instruction issues. Moreover, they must provide teachers the appropriate support and resources to be successful in the classroom. Glickman (1990) has much to say about how to become an effective instructional leader. Using his works as the base, and including the research findings of others, effective instructional leadership is comprised of the following three major categories and subcategories. 1. Knowledge Base · Effective schools literature · Research on effective speaking · Awareness of your own educational philosophy and beliefs · Administrative development · Change theory · Knowledge of curriculum theory/core curriculum 2. Tasks · Supervision/evaluation of instruction

Education for illiterate adults and children and A & E (Acceleration & Equivalency) Program for the Out of School Youths and Adults. Both program were implemented since 2011 to present, found to be very helpful and effective. Thus, ALS poverty alleviation project has been implemented far and wide. Soon, a progressive town of Maramag will rise if the support of this noble project will continue.

· Staff development · Curriculum development · Group development · Action research · Positive school climate · School and community 3. Skills · Interpersonal · Communication · People · Decision-making · Application · Problem solving/conflict management · Technical · Goal setting · Assessing and planning · Observing · Research and evaluation The quest for excellence in education is what every instructional leader is eyeing and aiming for. Enhancing or supporting their knowledge and skills in the instructional leadership domain through provision of technical assistance, and adjustment in role expectations are crucial to the realization of the Department’s mission and vision. What matters most then is to bring those knowledge and skills into practice. Clearly, improved education for our children requires improved instructional leadership.

Teachers on Computing Grades using E-Class Record By Charito P. Agsalod Kiburiao Elementary School District II Quezon

For almost 10 years in teaching every grading period would be busier for me finalizing the individual results of pupils. It took times using traditional way of computing grades, lot of individual competencies were considered to rate an individual pupil. Using Rubric in rating pupils’ composed the following: Unit test, home works/assignments, project, themes, and mentations. Other outputs contents different activities in music, sports, literary, math and the character traits. I find it time consuming to finish it. I’ve even tried techniques to make

it less burden on my part, but it takes time doing it and sometimes sacrifices a class to finish the computation. Nowadays, we’ve so called E-Class record where I find it easier to compute grades. Principal Maam Matilde Q. Cancamo conducts an individual hands-on tutorial in every grade level to introduce and discuss on how to use the E-Class record. Only 3 components are considered in rating pupils: writing (30%), task performance (50%) pupil’s periodical exam result is (20%) in MTB-MLE-ESP and Araling Panlipunan.(40%) task performance, (20%) periodical exam in mathematics ,(20%) writing task, (60%) in performance task and (20%) periodical exam in Mapeh.

The idea of e-class record is of great for its friendly and hassle-free Educator striving to reach good quality education and child-centered learning approach, it’s really of help for we could now spend more time supervising learners, develop and improve instructional materials as well. No need of worrying grades computation using calculator anymore! It’s really a great idea. In view of that my salute to Sir Sunny Ray Amit, new Chief Operation and Governance, Division of Bukidnon for this amazing innovation. You’ve lessen our burden of grade computation. Thanks’ and more power.

Maintaining a good relationship among our pupils By Francis A. Asequia Teacher – I/OIC Kikipot Elementary School Kibawe District

Other than committing yourself to be a good steward of promoting education to your pupils, a teacher must also maintain a good relationship. Being someone assigned in an environment like schools, it is not about confiding yourself to four walls but also creating and maintaining harmonious

relationship with others, especially on people you aim to inspire on. The life of a teacher is a rocky road of tough experiences and challenges. Example for this is facing the fact that they cannot control how pupils act and behave. As known, children have different orientation and upbringing. Bringing them in one roof is a challenge of how to maintain good relationship with them. To proper address the indif-

ferent kind of pupil behavior, a teacher must be close enough to them. Teaching is not just about sharing to them what they ought to know but more than that. Teaching must be anchored with love, passion, commitment and guidance for they are second parents away from home. Teaching is also parenting children of today at the same time; for them to be good citizen of their community and this country. Thus, everyone

should be given enough and equal attention. So, as a teacher, one thing that I realized is that maintaining good relationship with students is through being good example so that they will follow me, not only because I am their teacher but because they can see that I am doing what is good, and they think that they should follow what is good, because it is something that will lead them to a better life.


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Six to 12 years jail terms await killer(s) of Pamana, P1 million fine

ByJesse Pizarro Boga of MindaNews

DAVAO City--Allies of Philippine Eagle Pamana turned to crowdfunding to raise funds to identify the person(s) behind the death of the bird. #JusticeForPamana, which went live on Thursday in crowdfunding website Indiegogo, is eyeing to raise $10,000 in 45 days. So far it has raised $1,253, a huge chunk coming from TV personality Kim Atienza who launched the Indiegogo project with his wife Felicia. Kim, a TV host and weather newscaster who is known for being an animal lover, was present during Pamana’s release last June 12. He was the one who opened the bird’s cage during the ceremony. # Ju s t i c e For Pa m a n a follows a flexible funding model. This means that the campaign will still receive all funds even if it doesn’t reach its goal. 100% of the donations from the crowdfunding project will go to the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF). The funds raised by the project will likewise be used to prosecute the perpetrators and to protect the estimated 400 pairs of Philippine Eagles left in the wild. The Department of En-

vironment and Natural Resources (DENR) also announced on Thursday that it will be offering a reward of P100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who killed the bird. DENR secretary Ramon J.P. Paje said the entire DENR community was distraught over the killing of yet another Philippine Eagle. He called it a setback to government efforts to protect the critically endangered raptor. “We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Pamana. Those responsible for this barbaric act must be arrested and punished for committing this environmental crime,” he said in

a DENR statement. He also said that even with the death of Pamana, the government with its partners and the PEF will still continue breeding programs to boost the population of the country’s national bird. He said the DENR regional office, the Protected Area Management Board of Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary (MHRWS) and the PEF are now conducting a full investigation on the incident. “We are distressed that, despite intensified awareness campaigns by various stakeholders, some people still have a blatant disregard for our natural heritage, which, sadly, is what Pamana’s name means,”

he said. He urged local residents to help authorities track down the killers. Paje said the Philippine Eagle is protected under Republic Act No. 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act. Anyone found guilty of killing wildlife species can be imprisoned from six to 12 years, with a fine ranging from P100,000 to P1 million. Moreover, illegal hunting within the MHWRS, a protected area, is punishable by a jail term of six years and a fine of up to P500,000. D E N R- X I re g i on a l director Joselin Marcus Fragada, in a statement, said, “The Mt. Hamiguitan

Wildlife Range Sanctuary is jointly monitored by the DENR, the Philippine Eagle Foundation and the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental. He said that a month before the release of Pamana last June 12, an information and education campaign (IEC) was conducted to inform the public that the eagle was around the area. The community was taught how to protect and to watch over the bird. “Pamana was found at approximately one kilometer away from where it was released last June 12, meaning its flight is not as high as it could be yet,” he said. “Our investigation as of now shows that it was

found at the periphery of the buffer zone of the declared protected area of Mt. Hamiguitan, particularly at the agro-ecosystem vegetation type of the mountain range, meaning there are a lot of communities in the area and there are still a lot of inhabitants,” he said. “So we are trying now to intensify our campaign regarding the protection of this endangered species and the regulations on weapons such as air gun pellets which may have been the cause of the death of Pamana.” “The Protected Area Management Board will be convened immediately to discuss the details of what happened to Pamana and more importantly to discuss how to intensify our forest protection inside this sanctuary,” he said, adding they will intensify IEC and will also organize joint monitoring teams. Last Sunday, Pamana was found dead within a kilometer radius from where she was released in San Isidro Davao Oriental. In her necropsy report, PEF’s veterinarian Dr. Ana Lascano reported the bird was already in “advanced state of decomposition.” The bird had a bullet hole in her right breast and her left shoulder blade was also shattered. This is not the first time a Philippine eagle was shot dead. On August 14, 2004, a decomposing body of a female Philippine Eagle was found in Mt. Apo in Davao City. (Jesse Pizarro Boga/MindaNews)

Groups cite significance of Laudato Si to PH food, agriculture FOR the first time since Pope Francis issued his game-changing encyclical Laudato Si, church groups, environmentalists, farmers and indigenous peoples’ organizations discussed and analyzed the papal encyclical’s significance specifically on the country’s food and agriculture. The groups view Laudato Si as the Pope’s commentary on the real and unfortunate state of the natural environment – “our common

home.” They agree with the Pope’s call to re-examine our human relationship with one another, our drive for over-consumption and our relationship with the environment. They emphasize the need for a new, radical way of thinking and behaving. Going forward, the groups recommend for new ways of responsibly caring for nature to ensure our own survival, starting with a more eoclogical food and agriculture system.

“Technology has played a key role in reinforcing wealth concentration and societal inequity, as shown by the growing control of a few corporations over global food and agriculture. The Pope is opposed to technologies that are profit-driven and industry-directed that may have direct or collateral damage for Mother Earth and her citizens”, commented Silvia Ribeiro, Latin American Director of Erosion, Technology

and Concentration (ETC) Group. The ETC Group is an international civil society organization that monitors new technologies. The group hails the encyclical for its stinging critique of inequality, greed, corporate control and profit-driven technologies that destroy the environment and threaten the seeds and practices of peasants such as sterile seeds or “Terminator technology”. Ribiero, who hails

from Uruguay, was part of a group of Latin American social movements that provided input to the Pope in the months leading to the drafting of Laudato Si. “There really is an urgent need for all of us to change our ways and put our “home” in order because of the environmental degradation everywhere- from air and water pollution due to increasing use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, to loss of biodiveristy, to

an out-of-control climate,” said Virginia Benosa-Llorin, Food and Ecological Agriculture Campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia. “Our agriculture, which is vital to a healthy nation, has now been impacted by floods and droughts caused by human-induced climate change, in part driven by our unsustainable throw-away consumption patterns,” The Philippines—once rice-sufficient, now See FOOD, page A15

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Last June 16, 2015, The Alternative Learning System of Maramag District 3 held the first Graduation Exercises with the theme “Saktong Buhay: Sa De kalidad na Edukasyon, Pinanday”.The program blessed with the present of our beloved Mayor Jose V.Obedencio, Vice Mayor

Jose Joel Doromal and our Municipal EdCom Chairman Gaudioso Balansag. The 27 candidates for Graduation are anger so much to witness their graduation ceremony. Representative from our division, Maam Marlyn Caraecle confirmed our learners as graduate this school year 2014-2015.


Boy Scouts of the Philippines Cagayan de Oro Council Executives Atty. Roy Hilario P. Raagas, Scouter Narcissus Tan together with the 29 strong School Heads of the Department of Education, Division of Cagayan de Oro participated in the two Beads BSP Woodbadge Advance Training Course Leaders of Adult last August 10 to 15, 2015 held at Lumbia Central School, Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City. BSP National Training team from Bukidnon Council facilitated the weeklong training. The team was headed by the international

trainer, Scouter Magdalena A. Rollo, also of Bukidnon Council. The 29 School Heads came from different public schools both elementary and secondary. The trainees’ undergone different activities like lectures on conduct of leadership training for adults. The most challenging was the testing of stamina and courage through obstacle course, hiking and many more. Honing of Boy Scout skills by making scout gadgets which will be used for survival. During the closing ceremony in the 6th day, the trainees received the two Beads symbolizing the success of the training.

Department of Education Region X Division of Bukidnon District of Quezon II DILAPA INTEGRATED SCHOOL


“Bridge over troubled water” After the stressful dispute of two opposing parties of the opening of high school at Dilapa,Quezon,Buk. which main purpose is to provide free and accessible basic education to the youth. Why choose for the annex high school when there’s an easy way and fast processing by opting to integrated school. Through the collaborative effort of the concerned agencies(DepEd and LGU) working hand in hand to carry out the conversion of Dilapa E/S to Dilapa I/S which caters both elementary and high school in one. Finally, on June 2015 based on DepEd Order no. 40 s. 2014, DepEd Regional Office X approved the conversion of Dilapa E/S to Dilapa I/S effective S.Y 2015-2016 but still with provisions to comply.


Upon assumption to office, Department of Education Secretary DR. ALMIN A. LUISTRO, FSC delivered a speech urging his subordinates to take the challenge “REFORMATION of the entire basic education system” amidst the long list of backlogs in classrooms, chairs and textbooks allegedly inherited, the confrontations experienced and much resistance both from without or within the organization. The Secretary described his five years of service as much accomplishment for a larger purpose which transcends all the individual plans and agenda of his

subordinates and colleagues. As Secretary Luistro said, “Let us work in synergy and convergence; infect one another with renewed hope and optimism. We do deny the uphill climb that stretches out before us. The country we carry on our shoulders, our beloved home – remains huge and heavy.” DR. ALMIN A. LUISTRO, FSC complete these improvements by saying: “Let us revive the spirit of Bayanihan within each of us. Let us all do our part. Share the load that the burden may become lighter. And what seemed impossible can then become possible”


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SBM: Enhancing Leadership and Governance By ADELFA B. PATARLAS, Head Teacher I Puntian Elementary School, Sumilao District

School-Based Management ( SBM ) is one of the Department’s innovation geared towards academic excellence. It is the decentralization of decision-making authority to schools where school heads, teachers, and students work together with the community leaders, local officials and other stakeholders to improve school performance. This means that school heads, school personnel and stakeholders are em-

powered to manage resources, develop curriculum and being accountable for the students learning outcomes and school performance. In addition, Republic Act 9155 (p. 11) stressed that establishing school and community network and encouraging the active participation of teachers organization, non- academic personnel of public school and community association must take place at the school level.

This implies that school heads and community members should establish rapport and support mechanism that may yield school academic improvement. This will somehow promotes and creates an environment within the school that is conducive to teaching and learning. The SBM primer and documents stressed out that school and community partnership will really lead to high performance both in academic and non-academic activities. Along with these claims, however, the

The School Head in the K to 12 Curriculum By Renato C. Cagbabanua Principal II, Labo NHS

Moving on to its 4th year of implementation, the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 or the K to 12 curriculum still continues to take its plight despite the opposition of some sectors in our society. As a school head, I feel a greater sense of responsibility

for the enhanced curriculum to be understood well by my teachers, parents, students, and other stakeholders because the better they understand it, the more they will embrace and support the program, hence, the greater is the chance for the K to 12 to succeed. Thus, the school exhausts all means to get the message across. We regularly hold an advocacy

program at the beginning of the school year and every PTA general assembly to clarify issues. This often includes powerpoint presentation about the program, video clips, lectures, and open forum. So far, it’s working well. As far as the teachers are concerned especially the younger ones, they are adapting quite beautifully with the media literacy skills.

result of the division validation requires sufficiency of evidences that support the implementation on school leadership and governance. These somehow explain the need for substantial documentation and high involvement of stakeholders as partners in the educative process. The assessment and feedback made the teachers and stakeholders believe that school based management is a great challenge to school managers who are the implementers at the grassroots level specially on the principle shared leadership and governance. They have become adept at handling ICT-based lessons and are more open to take on challenging tasks…the mark of 21st century teachers. With this shift in the curriculum, there are still a number of things to be prepared, items to be revised but the school head has to remain steadfast if he has to help the K to 12 curriculum reach its height. How successfully he does it still remains to be seen.

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By Francis A. Asequia Teacher – I/OIC Kikipot Elementary School Kibawe District

By Honor F. Vallecer

At last! The dream comes true for the joint effort of the Science Club Officers with the supervision of the Science Club Advisers who initiated the construction of Science Learning Center and the Recyclable Disposal Facility. The project started last June 2010, through the initiative of collecting recyclable cans and plastics, and having weekly trivia as fund raising. It was

a voluntary entries of students where students have to answer the question of the week with their one peso coin and have the chance to win school supplies. The Science Learning Center is designed primarily to held tutorials for students who needs remedial classes and a place to read science articles. The learning center serves also as the meeting place for the Science Club Officers. The construction expenditures was estimated about Php 90,000.00 including labor cost. The Recyclable Disposal Facility was started last year which is estimated expenditures

or Php 10,000.00. The concept to develop the said project was made by the officers to maximize the collection of recyclable tin cans and plastics. A storehouse of an Income Generating Project (IGP) to support the needs of the organization. The school has its support to the proposed plans and project of the club to enhance the students’ awareness and participation in minimizing garbage.

The plans to execute funds in purchasing Digital Laser Projector (DLP) is the next project proposals which will help students be more exposed to new technology. There were also plan of installing pocket wifi/internet connection for research purposes. The Science Club are on its way to motivate students to have more interest to learn science.

CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE: A foundation to an Environment Conducive to Learning By KENNETH GRACE T. GALARRITA, Teacher I San Vicente ES, Sumilao District Bukidnon

Discipline in a classroom setting implies the creation of a controlled environment, with well-defined rules, well –established trends and agreeable conditions, wherein both students and their teachers would find ample opportunities to learn to exercise control over their behavior, thoughts, feelings and impulses through their own volition and with a happy disposition. Some teachers have an erroneous notion on discipline. They think of discipline as exercising power and control over students; as something to be imposed on children by their teacher. Hence, they try to make students behave in an orderly manner while paying very little attention to their own behavior and reactions to children’s misdemeanors. Discipline, to a large extent refers to exercising control over one’s behavior, thoughts and feelings. A teacher who losses her temper or uses abusive language, clearly demonstrates that she lacks self control. Many of our actions and words in classroom setting are, unfortunately, clear indications that we, often more than our students, need discipline. Teachers have a great role to play in creating a disciplined classroom. By a disciplined classroom, however, one may not necessarily mean a place where in all students is mute listeners and only the teachers is permitted to talk. Expecting children to sit for a long period of time, listening to a teacher is not conducive to learning. As adults, we have all experienced listening to a lengthy lectures and know first-hand how one

tends to drift off in the middle of such talks. Imagine how young children must feel when forced to sit quietly at their seat for most of the lesson. A disciplined classroom therefore means a suitable environment that encourages everyone to control over their behavior. To help us address the question on what the salient features of this environment and how can it be created, I have the desire to share few of a well-research and satisfactory answers which currently I too strive to practice. There are chosen very important capability that teachers need to acquire in order to create a disciplined classroom. This capability is that of Creating Relationship that are guided by Universal Values. Respect is one of such value. While students are expected to respect their teachers, very little is said about teachers respecting their students. Good relationships are built on mutual Respect. If teacher consciously attempt to act respectfully towards their students, they would probably witness a dramatic change in their own behavior and attitudes. The manner in which the teacher daily reflects ethical values in her behavior would encourage students to love and respect her. Trust is another value that is conducive to creating lasting relationships. When students are trusted to do well, and are encouraged genuinely, they would go out of their way to reach greater heights of achievement. To be able to trust others, we first need to become trustworthy ourselves and then teach our students to become worthy of our trust. Without this value, it will be very difficult for a teacher to motivate

School Discipline

By Francis A. Asequia Teacher – I/OIC Kikipot Elementary School Kibawe District

Schools are required to maintain discipline and issue disciplinary rules and regulations for strict compliance. These rules are designed to develop among students the highest standard of decency, morality and good behavior. It is important to inculcate to students the school rules and regulations for them to know their attitude, control their behaviour, manage their actions and recognize limitations. It is essential to remind them

that these rules are key for equality, fairness, peace and order in school and in establishing a conflict-free institution. However, there are tough times that students forget the things they ought to remember. It is when school discipline enters. Concrete, reasonable and fair discipline is the foundation of an effective and efficient institution. This proves how serious the school is comes to taking care of students in entirety. There are different form of discipline depending on the weight of the violation done. These are mostly set by Prefect of Discipline in

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her students to do well and the task of maintaining discipline in the classroom will become a very unpleasant undertaking. Love is yet another special value, love plays a unique role in creating a healthy relationships. Love begets love, and with this quality dominating the relationship between teachers and their students, the question of indiscipline would rarely arise. Fairness is the quality of treating all students equally without allowing ones personal feelings and prejudices to influence ones judgments’. Teacher who are not fair will it very difficult, if not impossible to maintain order in their classrooms Such teacher make their students hate learning and cause them to develop a negative attitude towards authority. To be consistent in the classroom conditions means to behave in the same manner all the time and to try not to deviate from the established norms. It is understood that we must be consistent in doing the right things. Perseverance in performing wrong deeds is not consistency but obstinacy. As no one is perfect, a teacher may occasionally compromise her principles, deal unfairly with a child or even lose her temper. Our short comings are barriers that prevent us from being consistent. Hence, we must be always be aware of our shortcomings and sufficient humility to apologize for our mistakes. This would teach our students that life is learning process and everyone makes mistakes. Patience is a necessary quality for anyone in the field of education and training. This quality enables a teacher to control her feelings when annoyed or frustrated and to remain consistent in her reactions. schools, collaborated with teachers, school leaders, parents, and Discipline Committee. Then, the discipline is authorized depending on the final decision of School Director or Principal and Assistant Principals. A s t u d e nt w h o h a s been proven unsatisfactory through repeated violations are placed on disciplinary probation. Such probation is considered a serious warning that any subsequent violation shall be a basis for dismissal or expulsion. School discipline is very important. Thus, students should always be reminded on its significance. It is a law and a law should never be violated.

Another important attitude to develop is that viewing mistakes as learning opportunities. Some teachers have the habit highlighting their students mistakes and giving them punishment to rectify those mistakes. If this were taken to extremes, children would lose confidence in themselves, refuse to take initiative and remain terrified of making mistakes. Mistakes should be seen as opportunities to teach something new to children. There is an emphasis on the importance of using a kindly tongue when disciplining children. A teacher must control her emotions, especially when annoyed, and take care not to make unthinking callous remarks to her students as these could have far-reaching ramifications. A teacher shouting a name -calling might control indiscipline for a short span of time but such action would demonstrate the teachers insecurity and lack of self control. Sensing these shortcomings in their teacher, students might lose respect for her. Moreover students who are verbally abused could lose their self- respect and this might turn them into real trouble-makers. Creating a well disciplined classroom is creating an environment conducive to learning, it is our volition and commitment to designed our classroom as what society we want to be. As teachers we should view our task as a mission, a selfless service to our society rather than a mere job. If we should regard teaching as service to our Almighty One, this would be a great impact to our attitude towards our job and our students. We would enjoy going to our classroom knowing that the future of our society lies in our hand.

“Education is the only thing that our parents can guarantee our bright future ahead.” This is a popular statement which implies a lot. A lot of older people commonly remind children to do their best in school so that someday soon, they would land a good job. In other words, better and bright future awaits them while they are at school and while they are doing well in there. They also say that attaining good education is the pathway to success. Definitely, it is true. Education is a vital thing to ever y human being. It is the tool for development and growth. Moreover, education sets each aspect in a man.

Essentialism vs. Progressivism: Insightful Perspective By Alfred B. Caamiño, Jr. Master Teacher I, Talakag District II

Two of the theories in education that are essential for the development of the curriculum are essentialism and progressivism. According to Dr. Theodore, a college instructor, essentialism is an educational philosophy that thoroughly and rigorously teaches the essentials of academic knowledge through traditional disciplines like the teacher discussing the concepts that the students need to learn. Traditional discipline entails the teaching of the following subject areas: Reading, Writing, Literature, Language, History, Mathematics, Science, Art, and Music. On the other hand, progressivism is an educational philosophy that upholds the teaching of the most important lessons only through cooperative approaches. This gives opportunity for the students to interact and work together as a group toward efficient learning; thus, the students’ brains are developed by individualized thinking. I have realized that I am an adherent to the progressivism philosophy of education. I like giving activities that entail concerted efforts by each member of the group. In this way, the pupils are forced to think because ev-

Education is an answer

By Eleanor A. Villamor

Children are the hope of future. Someday soon, they will hold the duties and responsibilities in running the society. Big part of them however is our responsibilities, as parents and teachers. What they are and how they do in the future impact on how we raise them and teach them in the present time. As a teacher, what I can do in this space is to remind you, children, how important education is, especially for you, the future of the world. Education is an answer to millions of questions. It is

Sans education, life is colorless. It seeks no improvement and progress. Thus, it should be given value. So, to all children, allow me to remind you that we must value education from the time we see it. We should take every single day as a learning process for your progress and advancement. Yes, we should not stop learning. Please value all of your parents’ efforts in sending you to good schools for they aim you to learn all things life offers. You should give importance to every single centavo your parents have spent for you. You should recognize teachers’ effort in coiling the values and knowledge you need. You must value every single thing for it is significant to your everyday struggles in this world.

through learning that you will be able to answer the curiousness that will arise pertaining to a thing or phenomenon. Through it, you will never be ignorant about what you see. Learning can lead you to explaining things that are happening, the same as solving a problem that came along. Education can lead you to success. Each of you is chasing for a better future. Fact is, not just for you but for your family. This “better” future is equivalent to providing the needs of your home, permanent and compensating job and being a successful person in a society. All individuals dream for this and

eryone has an assigned task to accomplish. The group leader gathers the work of his group mates to finalize their output. Nonetheless, I also am an essentialist with my teaching approach in the sense that my pupils become busy of memorizing some subject matters like the multiplication table, poems, or songs. Teaching is not about choosing what theory to use but how these theories are utilized to promote quality instruction. As a classroom teacher, my pupils would enjoy learning through the progressive teaching approach. I will prepare lots of activities that would tickle their minds and make them love coming to school because of the supportive classroom environment by the peers and teacher, as well. I will highlight the relevance of comradeship in carrying out my class activities. My pupils will learn to love themselves and value the sense of individuality. Moreover, I will not compromise the advantages of the essentialist approach of teaching. I will give them a number of rhymes, jazz chants, songs, and the like to be engrossed with. This will help them a lot to sharpen their memory which is essential for their pursuit to higher learning. even more than this. It is not just on material things but on achieving and gaining position in order to keep life permanently happy and productive. It is not just that. There are more important things that you wish, which education could give you. Is it your dreams? or your heart’s desires? All of it are possible through education. Thus, value education for it teaches life insights and experiences useful to your personal development. Value education for it is something that will make your parents and loved ones happier and prouder. Further, value education for it is a God’s gift to you.

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ALS MARAMAG DISTRICT 3 HELD SUMMER CAMP IN BARANGGAY KUYA By Lebby M. Dumaguit District ALS Coordinator-Maramag District 3

The Alternative Learning System (ALS) initiated the program ABUT ALAM Program, a nationwide program with the vision helping our community-based youth through opportunities to education, possible career and employment. The alltime solution to topple down the problem of illiteracy is to educate the people, because poverty is said to be the product of illiteracy. The program focus on No Filipino youth left behind. Last May 16-18, 2015, The Alternative Learning System of Maramag District 3 held the 4th SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM with the theme “Kung sa ALS ka, Naiba ka”. The program blessed with the present of

our beloved Barangay Captain in Kuya Hon. Catalino Cabinta, and his EdCom Chairman Gerry Pacaldo. The 227 participants from the different barangay are anger so much to participate the program. Representative from our division, maam Martyn Caraecle blessed our learners for the purpose of this program school year 2014-2015. Programs start with the parade around the Barangay kuya. Program proper involve with Home management Emergency preparedness, Health, Livelihood, cooking and many others and different parlor games. The program end with memorable experienced to face challenges in their lie.


Proficiency testing result from both discourse and test scores analysis indicated that the gender do not have significant impact on the interview. These findings were interpreted to more recent thinking about gender in language use. One factor is the gendered differences in communicative style or competence from a set of norms for conversational interaction. The role of gender in speaking tests has received limited attention in language testing research. It is possible in oral interviews that both interviewing and rating may be highly gendered processes. In test where the interviewer acts as a ratter, this poses the question of whether a gender effect, stems from the interview itself-the

rating decision or a combination of both those events. The interviews were transcribed and analysed in relation to previously identified features of gendered language use namely; overlaps, interruptions and minimal responses. Coates defines overlaps as an instances of slight over-anticipation by the next speaker immediately. Interruptions on the other hand are violastions of the turn-taking rules of conversation. And minimal responses described such as yeah and mhm as not indicating the listeners positive attention to the speaker, and thus a way of supporting the speaker in the choice of topic. The discourse analysis indicated that there are limited


As the famous philosopher HORACE MANN states: “Those who exert the first influence upon the mind, have the greatest power”. This is precisely true to the TEACHERS who act as secondary parents to their pupils in schools. A child looks up to the educator as PRECISE, PRIM and PROPER. The TEACHER is expected to act in accordance with the NORMS of the society while the students are supposed to TRUST the tutors even to the extent of disbelieving in their parents. However, the ideal status of a typical TEACHER

was blemished by pressures of POVERTY, POLITICAL INFLUENCE, as well as greed for POWER. POVERTY compels the teacher to indulge in LOANS, SIDE LINES and ILLICIT CONTRIBUTIONS from the pupils. POLITICAL INFLUENCE, on the other hand, manipulates the teacher to be prejudice in favor of the privileged few while GREED FOR POWER persuades the teacher to demand recognition even at the expense of the students. The OBJECT of EDUCATION is to prepare the YOUTH to educate themselves throughout their lives.

Education is Life By Francis A. Asequia Teacher – I/OIC Kikipot Elementary School Kibawe District

Education is life for sans it, life could be uncertain. Life is dark without education. There is no learning and understanding. Teachers’ role is to teach and shape children to be better individuals in the society. They train them good manners and right conduct. They teach them the true worth

of having values. Teachers also introduce them to basic learning that are helpful for children as they grow older. Teachers inspire children and impart them knowledge because they know how valuable education is. Education is treasure to each human being. Either on busy days or midst sleepless nights, teachers ought to stand and commit to their responsibilities. Such responsibilities involve teaching the fundamentals and values

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The 19th Century Trained Teacher in the 21st Century Education

By Tessie P. Presbitero Master Teacher I San Jose Integrated School Quezon I District

Having been educated in one of the most prestigious state college in the Visayas region in 1987 to 1991, I considered myself as among the pool of qualified teachers for Department of Education, then the Department of Education, Culture and Sports. My school, armed with highly qualified faculty and equipped with adequate learning facilities, has given me sufficient opportuni-

ties and training to become a competent teacher. That thought slowly vanish from my memory with the onset of information and communication technology. It made me realize that after more than 20 years of teaching , I needed to capacitate myself with the skills and competencies apt for the 21st century education. Like an old car needing overhaul, I need to know and learn the skills that the modern-day teachers had acquired. Stagnation has no place in this world. Continuous education is a must.

The 19th century trained teacher has to cope up with the 21st century educational demands. Teachers role has evolve from being the source of knowledge to the facilitator of learning. In this role shift, the teacher has to provide an atmosphere and opportunities that maximize the learners potential to think critically, to use what they learn to create new things and solve real-life problems. They also need to develop to their students the skills to collaborate with others in order to achieve more. As a traditional teacher,

I need to immerse myself into the digital world and exhaust every opportunity available to acquire the skills necessary to be an effective f 21st century teacher. Although it’s quite hard because I’m just starting to get acquainted with the networking sites, creating an account and trying to know how to e-mail, it’s rewarding to know that I’m learning little by little. And it feels good to know that we want to know is just a click away. Am still struggling to be among them, but I believe that one of these days, I could consider myself a 21st century teacher fit to provide 21st century education.


Growth is a continuous and never ending process. We can never attain perfection in this life, but that is no excuse for refusing to grow without continuous and steady growth in our profession, administrator may find themselves incapable of fulfilling one’s obligations. Process of meaningful and goal directed growth begins with an attempt to systematically assimilate knowledge followed by using the acquired knowledge in transforming our personalities and our society. Outlook of teachers on growth, action and achievement has a great relationuse of overlaps, negligible use of interruptions and widespread use of minimal responses in the interviews. Next, the use of these features did not appear to follow any clear gendered pattern. Lastly, there was high degree of variability in the overlaps and specially minimal within the different gender pairings.


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Adherence to this principle empowered the educators to recapture their shrinking dignity. With the course of modern learning strictly executed by the Department of Education, the teachers raised their self esteem. The pupils uphold the distinctive reverence to their respective teachers and the communities’ regard the tutors just as they were recurrently considered few decades previously. Nowadays, the motto “Excellence is our habit, Perfection is our goal” can be referred to the sort of education conveyed by the teachers to the students as they regain their reputation.

young ones should live in life. They know that this kind of sacrifice is not just for the present but for the future as well – for future leaders of the society. Thus, as a teacher, this is my commitment to the human race: to imbue in the minds and hearts of our pupils that education is life. I must give them education they deserve. After all, this is the every thrust of teachers: selfless commitment, selfless passion and selfless teaching.

ship on the choices of styles of responses that a teacher should employ in a different situation and in different person. Every human being needs to feel that he is of some value of some worth to the world. It is right for us to feel this for we are created by God, and therefore, have the capacity to grow into valuable people. To feel oneself “no good, a nonentity” is acute misery. It makes a person think, since I am nothing, of no worth to anyone, I should never have been born. We should distinguish between feeling of value and feeling superior. The latter implies that I feel myself bet-

ter than others, that I wish to be able to look down on them. Usually the man with a strong feeling of superiority makes very little contribution to the organization, he deludes himself with imaginary achievement or he is actively destructive. The mature teachers respects the pace of he’s pupils . He does not become impatient with the person who is temperamentally, a slow mover. He tries not not to be disturbed by the extreme speed with which some other act when activity has been completed, he evaluates result, which were thoroughly satisfactory? Which could be improved, in drawing ? If most of the result were unsatisfactory

, then were the mistakes made in defining the goal, in drawing up the plans or in putting the plans into effect. Incentives constitute another important factor. Psychologists come to a conclusions, their experiments show that the individual works when he feels satisfaction accompanying the desirable response and dissatisfaction. In applying these principles to the workplace, it is important that a person should be rewards as he knows specifically what he has done. It is even more important that he understand exactly what course of action or behaviour credit or discredit.

Précis of a Research on Multi-grade Instruction in Talakag By Alfred B. Caamiño, Jr. Master Teacher I, Talakag District II

A self-research endeavor conducted in 2012 sought for the preparedness and effectiveness in classroom management and instruction of the multi-grade teachers in the hinterlands of Talakag District II. Multi-grade education has been a common trend in the hinterland schools due to unfavorable demography and socio-economic status. The teachers face varied struggles and difficulties such as: travelling by animal means, hiking several kilometers, unstable state of peace and order. It was found that the same teachers were unprepared to handle multigrade classes due to inadequate trainings attended and lack of exposure to the multi-grade teaching pedagogy during college internship. Despite such predicament, majority of the population perceive to be effective in classroom management and instruction alike. However, their perception of being effective teachers is negated by the schools’ poor performance in National Achievement Tests (NAT) and by the fact of being able to inflict corporal punishment. Those teachers who use the learners’ mother-tongue were found very effective since the former can connect to the latter’s cultural heritage; hence, language has not become a barrier. The following highlights the conclusions and recommendations generated from the research entitled – Multi-grade Teachers in the Hinterlands of Talakag District II: Preparedness and Effectiveness in Classroom Management and Instruction. 1. The primary reason raised regarding the teachers’ unpre-

paredness to handle combination and multi-grade classes is the lack of relevant trainings offered especially for the novice teachers. The Department of Education should steer the Region, Division and District offices to conduct annual intensive seminar-workshops in such complex teaching pedagogy and provide interventions that may enhance their effectiveness in classroom management and instruction. 2. Construction of instructional materials should be prioritized despite being faced with unfavorable circumstances. School administrators should also perform their primary duty on instructional supervision which includes evaluating the learning materials utilized by their teachers. 3. Since the government has allocations per school for the purchase of school and office supplies, the school administrators should diligently lobby the release of these budgets to the offices involved. Teachers may help their principals with some paper works only if the latter could hardly meet deadlines especially when it relates to the MOOE provisions or hardship post allowances. 4. Struggles and difficulties are present in any field of profession. Acquiring the right attitude and positive thinking are important to overcome all these. Teachers assigned in the hinterlands should have anticipated the hardships prior to having accepted their designated appointment. Hence, they should have done necessary preparations. 5. Learners in the hinterland schools are predominantly Indigenous Peoples (IPs) belonging to the Higa-onon and Talaandig tribe

of Bukidnon. Communicating with the use of the ‘Lumads’ language enables them to connect to their cultural heritage; hence, language no longer becomes a barrier. If possible, teachers should seek support in learning ‘Binukid’ to help them become effective teachers. 6. Having insufficient power supply, government-owned books are the sole source of information in the hinterland schools. This study addresses such concern to the central office to oversee how books have been distributed to schools. Teachers fail to do away with traditional teaching strategies due to scarcity of books and other learning resources. Thus, hinterland schools should also have the 1:1 pupil-book ratio if possible. 7. Prototype lesson plans and ready-made instructional materials should be provided for the multi-grade teachers to alleviate their burden on writing two (2) to three (3) or more sets of lesson plans. Also, these teachers need more supplies and deserve to be prioritized in terms of the provision of educational supplies. 8. Legislators or policy makers of Talakag in coordination with the school administrators should be able to enact local ordinances or regulations that would minimize pupils’ absenteeism in the hinterlands regardless of their culture and lifestyle. School-aged children should also be discouraged from child labor and be coming to school instead. Indeed, it takes dedication and commitment in order for a multi-grade teacher in an hinterland school to cope with the compounded hardships head on.

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ITH 22 years of experience in hosting behind him, John D Pro Voice is unarguably one of the most sought after events emcees in Northern Mindanao. Many people who need an emcee for their weddings, corporate parties, debuts, birthdays and other celebrations, including product launchings, expositions and even sport KTM RC200

related events trust John D Pro Voice as the man who can get the job done. Bookings are so hectic in a given day that John D Pro Voice needs a twowheeled vehicle to squeeze into the daily hustle and bustle of traffic in CDO. For that, John D Pro Voice trusts only one brand – KTM. Today, you’d usually see around in his black and John D Pro Voice cruising orange RC 200 around the city streets of CDO. Well, John D is as comfortable riding in his RC 200 as he is hosting. The RC 200 with its sleek looks compliments John D’s athletic physique being a health buffwho appreciates not just looks but functionality. “Just like emceeing where I want the event to be smooth all throughout, the same goes with my ride. And that’s how I feel with the RC 200. It’s the lovely tractability of the quick revving 200cc engine that makes this a crazy amount of fun. The moment you set off, that revving nature makes you egg on, carving


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36 motorcycle clubs ride as one in CDO Story and Photos by MARK FRANCISCO Lifestyle Editor

ALMOST 500 persons coming from 36 motorcycle clubs in Cagayan de Oro City joined the successful Cagayan de Oro Riders Federation 2nd Convention at the spacious ACSAT Gym in barangay Carmen, this city. This event would not have been possible with the support of Hon. Rolando “Klarex”Uy. Aura Fernandez, outgoing president of the Cagayan de Oro Riders Federation, said that the occasion was a call for celebration for the 36 motorcycle clubs who have banded together, sharing their one unique passion – riding. Of course, it’s not just riding that they are at good at. Not just the kilometers of roads they traversed from JR Borja Extension to the convention venue on that day. Not just the hundreds and thousands of kilometers they clocked in last year.

For riding is beyond being a hobby – it is day-to-day living. A c c o r d i n g t o M s . Fernandez, most of the members of their clubs are not hobbyists who simply enjoy a tranquil weekend riding to some faraway place like Butuan or Bukidnon. Most of their members are your average neighbors using

their motorcycles to work and back. “If you own a bike, then you’re a rider and that’s it,” Aura quipped. That’s why road safety and adherence to traffic laws are the primary advocacy of the Cagayan de Oro Riders Federation. Ms. Fernandez said that they have inked a

memorandum of agreement with the Highway Patrol Group, the Land Transportation Office and the Roads and Traffic Administration for continuing drivers’ education in the streets that is held throughout the year. “We always maintain good relationship with traffic enforcers. They are our partners on how to be a

responsible road user,” she said. Aside from that, the Cagayan de Oro City Riders Federation also helps in declogging our city streets from garbage as well as p a r t i c i p ate i n fe e d i n g programs and blood donation drives. One of the bike clubs which waged their utmost

support to the activity was Fury Touring Club. Headed by president Alvin Basallajes, Fury Touring Club is active throughout the year in outreaches such as repacking goods during times of calamity. “We are the voice of the masa riders in CDO. We are one,” Aura and her council chorused.

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Republic of the Philippines SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD Region 10 Oroquieta City City of Good Life Tel/Fax No.(088) 531-1164 & 531-0097; eMail – EXPLANATORY NOTE WHEREAS, A global strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) was issued jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2002, to reverse the disturbing trends in infant and young child feeding practices. This global strategy was endorsed by the 55th World Health Assembly in May 2002 and by the UNICEF Executive Board in September 2002 respectively; WHEREAS, Section 15 Article II of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines states that “The State shall protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them”; WHEREAS, Section 2, Article II of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines states in part that “The Philippines x x x adopts the generally accepted principles of international law as part of the law of the land x x x ”. WHEREAS, the Philippines has adopted the WHO and UNICEF “2002 Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding”, and the various World Health Assembly Resolutions to implement the same, and therefore is legally and morally obligated to follow their provisions. WHEREAS, towards this end, the State shall support the “2002 Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding” and exerts efforts to address the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants and young children, by the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding; WHEREAS, the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding recommends not only exclusive breast milk for newborns, but also indigenous, fresh and natural foods in combination with continued breastfeeding for infants and young children. It is guided by the World Health Assembly Resolutions, Codex Alimentarius, and consistent with national laws or national policies; WHEREAS, adequate and proper nutrition is an important and universally recognized component of each child’s right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health as provided for in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which the Philippine Senate, in accordance with its constitutional prerogative under Section 21, Article VI, of the 1987 Constitution, ratified on July 26, 1990, and which mandates the Philippines to implement various international agreements relevant to Infant and Young Child Feeding; WHEREAS, the use of breastmilk, which is widely recognized as the best source of nutrition for babies, most far reaching and the least costly strategy for the alleviation of poverty promotes the development of emotional bonding between the mother and child, bestows upon the newborn infant protection against infection, provides for the mother natural contraception after delivery, and protects the mothers from closely spaced pregnancy. WHEREAS, with the resultant healthier population and the reduction in infant and under five mortality rates, the country will be closer in reaching its targets for the Millennium Development Goals; THUS, this ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 617-2015 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE NUTRITION PROGRAM TO IMPROVE THE CHILD AND MATERNAL NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN THE CITY OF OROQUIETA, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ENACTED by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Oroquieta City in session assembled, that: ARTICLE 1 TITLE, POLICY, PRINCIPLES AND DEFINITION OF TERMS Section 1. Title. This ordinance shall be known as the AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM TO IMPROVE CHILD AND MATERNAL NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN THE CITY OF OROQUIETA, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Section 2. Declaration of Principles. The City Government of Oroquieta shall uphold the right to food and nutrition of its constituents as a vital part of human development. It recognizes that all nutrition interventions shall be anchored to the Philippine Government’s commitment to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the over-all goal of Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2011-2016 in improving the quality of the human resource base of the country and to have substantial decrease in child and maternal and overall disease burden. The City Government of Oroquieta believes that it is the main responsibility of families in achieving nutritional well-being and thus, it is the duty of the City Government to help the families in the city especially those who are unable to enjoy the right to good nutrition to provide their nutritional needs. It also recognizes that multi-stakeholders participation, evidence-based interventions, and good governance are the key elements for improvement of child and maternal nutritional status of the city. Section 3. Definition Of Terms. For the purpose of this ordinance, the following terms are hereby defined: a. Malnutrition- a condition of the body resulting from a deficiency imbalance, or excess , in one or more nutrients. This includes under nutrition and micronutrients deficiency. b. Exclusive Breastfeeding – an infant receives only breast milk and no other liquids or solids not even water with exception of drops or syrups consisting of vitamins, minerals, supplements or medicines. c. Infant – refers to a child within 0-11 months and 29 days of age. d. Health – Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well- being and not merely the absence of diseases or infirmity. e. OPT Plus (Operation Timbang Plus) – an annual mass weighing of all pre schoolers 0-71 months old in a community to identify and locate the malnourished children. f. Pre School Children – a group of children ages 0-71 months old. g. Breastmilk substitute - means any food being marketed or otherwise represented as a partial or total replacement for breastmilk, whether or not suitable for that purpose. h. Complementary food - means any food, whether manufactured or locally prepared, suitable as a complement to breastmilk or to infant formula, when either becomes insufficient to satisfy the nutritional requirements of the infant. Such food is also commonly called “weaning food” or breastmilk supplement. i. Milk Formula - artificial milks for babies made out of a variety of products, including sugar, animal milks, soy beans and vegetable oils. They are usually in powder form, to mix with water. j. Young children - refers to a child age 1 year up to 3 years old k. Lactation stations - refer to a private, clean, sanitary, and well-ventilated rooms or areas in the workplace or public places where nursing mothers can wash up, Breastfeed or express their milk comfortably and store this afterward. l. Rooming-in - refers to the practice of placing the newborn in the same room as the mother right after delivery up to discharge to facilitate mother-infant bonding and to initiate breastfeeding. The infant may either share the mother’s bed or be placed in a crib beside the mother. m. Workplace - refers to work premises, whether private enterprise or government agencies n. Food fortification - refers to the addition of Sangkap Pinoy or Micronutrient such as vitamin A, iron and iodine to food, whether or not they are normally contained in the food, for the purposes of preventing or correcting demonstrated deficiency with one or more nutrients in the population or specific population groups. o. Pinoy Nutrition Hub - refers to an approach adapted from Positive Deviance Hearth in the Filipino context that seeks to address malnutrition by looking at practices that work well in the community and building those to improving the nutritional status of children and sustaining these improvements through changing the behaviors of mothers. p. Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition or PPAN 2011--2016 - refers to the national government’s strategic priorities to contribute in improving the quality of the human resource base of the country and to have substantial decreases in child and maternal and overall disease burden. q. Care giver - anyone who takes care and custody of the child which can be parents, guardians or people living with the children. ARTICLE 2 PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR NUTRITION Section 4. NUTRITION PROGRAM AND SERVICES. The City Government through the City Nutrition Committee shall act as the lead agency to implement and sustain the Nutrition Program and Services to primarily cater children and mother’s need. It shall adopt the National Nutrition Council of the Department of Health and other nutritionrelated models that has been proven cost-effective to address malnutrition. 4.1 Promotion Of Infant And Young Child Feeding. The City Health Office

Ordinance shall monitor and promote early initiation of breastfeeding within one (1) hour after birth; exclusive breastfeeding for six months and introduction of complementary food from the 7th month onwards in various settings like home, city/barangay health stations, birthing facilities and workplace to ensure safe and adequate nutrition for all infants and young child. It shall implement interventions such as follows: 1. Organization, training, and continuous capacity building of community-based or breastfeeding support groups in every barangay on infant and young child feeding composed of peer counselors or mothers who have successfully applied optimum infant and feeding practices. 2. Training of health and nutrition workers, including those in birthing facilities and in the workplace, on counseling on infant and young child feeding. 3. Setting up and maintaining human milk banks as well as adoption of rooming-in in the City Rural Health Units and selected hospitals and medical centers, subject to availability of funds. 4. Designation of lactation corner in the workplace either government or private establishments and other places stated under R.A. 10028. 5. Enforcement of the Milk Code on the Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes (EO 51) 6. Group counseling for the promotion of optimum (IYCF infant and young child feeding) complementary feeding practice 7. Home fortification of complementary food through the use of multiple micronutrient powder 8. Multimedia campaign on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF)-related concerns especially during Breastfeeding Month Celebration (every August) 9. Integration of IYCF infant and young child feeding concerns in the curriculum of primary, secondary and tertiary education 4.2 Maternal and Child Care program. The City Health Office shall continue to implement and support its Maternal and Child Care Service Program which shall cater to the health of the mother which affects the child in the womb with the end in view of delivering a healthy baby such as follows, but not limited to: a. Counseling to mothers during pre-natal and after birth on appropriate dietary intake as well as appropriate feeding for the child b. Encourage facility-based births and strict implementation of early initiation of breastfeeding within an hour after delivery. c. Implementation of Mother-Baby Friendly Centers and shall incorporate motherfriendly labor and birthing practices in the health facilities’ policies or standards operating procedures including: 1. Clean birthing technique 2. Delayed cord clamping (3 minutes) 3. Placenta removal and disposal 4. Collaboration/consultation with other maternity services including maintaining communication with all caregivers when referral or transfer is necessary. d. Train staff responsible on maternity services on essential and emergency obstetric and newborn care e. Motivate and refer pregnant women for STD/HIV/AIDS screening and voluntary counseling and treatment f. Introduction of culturally-sound Reproductive Health Care including appropriate birth spacing 4.3 Supplementary Feeding And Essential Care Program In Home- Based Centers And Schools. The City Social Welfare and Development Office shall support the regular supplementary feeding and provision of essential care program for school children particularly those who’s schools with high cases of under nutrition, residence-based centers, day care centers and community children within the city. Through the CSWDO, CHO and other nongovernment organizations, the City Government shall: 1. Promote inclusion of nutrition education in school curriculum and develop childfriendly materials on nutrition, hygiene and sanitation like proper hand washing, nutritious food and more. 2. Support in the establishment of safe drinking water and sanitary toilet facilities in schools and day care centers including promotion of sanitary practices like personal hygiene, hand washing and deworming. 3. Regular monitoring of child growth and development through the help of School Heads/Principals and barangay health workers 4. Provide support in clusterized food preparation and feeding sessions or Pinoy Nutrition Hub 5. Integrate behavioral change approaches among caregivers and mothers on nutritional feeding during clusterized feeding sessions 4.4. Micronutrient Supplementation and Food Fortification. The City Health Office shall ensure the uninterrupted supply of micronutrients to reduce or maintain prevalence of Vitamin A deficiency, iodine deficiency disorders and anemia among infants and pregnant and lactating mothers. It shall strive to provide the following: 1. Vitamin A supplementation for children under five years old through the Garantisadong Pambata Expanded Program and high-risk cases specifically children with measles; Iron supplementation of pregnant women for 180 days as well as weekly iron supplementation of non-pregnant women including adolescent females; Iodine supplementation for pregnant women in areas with high levels of iodine deficiency disorders that are not well reached by adequately-iodized salt. 2. Close monitoring of food fortification and salt iodization stored, displayed and sold at food establishments, stores and retailing outlets within the city. 3. Support the promotion of home-based and/or community-based production and consumption of foods rich in nutritional value particularly Vitamin A, iron and other supplements needed through the provision of materials for the establishment of household backyard gardens. 4.5 Community-based Nutritional Food Production and Economic Access to Food. The City Health Office in coordination with the City Agriculture & Fisheries Office shall promote availability of food at the household level through Food Always in the Home (FAITH) framework. In coordination with City Agriculture Field Office (CAFO) and other organizations with programs on food security and agriculture, the City Government shall ensure the availability of basic food supply at affordable prices. Further, it shall support the agri-related projects like animal raising, diversified farming, and other family income generating projects that support family’s economic access to food such as creation of local employment opportunities, support to micro-enterprises, skills development through Alternative Learning System (ALS) and financing to small entrepreneurs. 4.6 Promotion of Healthy Lifestyle. The City Health Office and the DepEd shall intensify the promotion of healthy lifestyle to prevent cases of overweight / obesity among children and adults through campaigns on healthy eating, physical activity and wellness programs. It shall uphold the following: 1. Wellness programs with a nutrition component in elementary and secondary schools and in the workplace and shall not be limited to early morning exercise 2. Enforcement of the school policy regulating school canteens on the sale of cola drinks and junk foods in line with the promotion of good nutrition 3. Regular observance of physical exercises like marathons, fun runs, community dancing exercises and more. 4. Appropriate nutritional care of adults and overweight persons 5. IYCF and Pabasa Nutrisyon 4.7 Immunization Program and Monitoring and Reporting of Children’s Height and Weight. The City Health Office shall ensure program on preventive child care and health services that include the completion of immunization series for prevention of tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, neonatal tetanus, measles, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, and such other diseases for which vaccines have been developed for administration to children before reaching one (1) year old, additional doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) during the ages of twelve (12) to fifteen (15) months. (PCV 13 Add on pneumococcal vaccine (before age of 1 year) Likewise, the City Government through the City Health Office shall adhere to the monitoring and reporting standards set by DOH/NNC on monitoring of children’s weight, height and length shall use only generally accepted standard and measuring tools and equipment calibrated by authorized agencies (DOST). It shall provide assistance in capacitating health workers, nutrition scholars and nutrition program implementers on proper measurement and usage of information generated as well as comprehensive nutrition program management. ARTICLE 3 ROLES OF VARIOUS SECTORS Section 5. The Family. The family is the central unit responsible for the primary attainment of nutritional well-being of their children and entire family members. The parent has the right to choose nourishing and culturally accepted interventions for their children as long as it will not impede child growth and well-being. Section 6. The Educational Institutions. Educational institutions shall work together with stakeholders concerned with the nutrition-related activities of children and youth. Educational institutions shall incorporate into their curriculum a subject on nutrition education, yet, subject to guidelines set by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Section 7. The Mass Media. The mass media shall use its power to influence by all means to promote campaigns related to nutrition like IYCF (Infant and young child care and feeding), healthy lifestyle and the like with utmost care and consideration to its audience particularly children listeners. Section 8. The Local Government Units. The City Nutrition Committee shall come up with comprehensive nutrition programs for children and look for other sources from the National Government and NGO’s and then the LGU allocate appropriate budgets for their implementation and adoption of key nutrition policies and guidelines. Section 9. The Non-government Organization and other Civil Society Groups. The non-government organizations and civil societies with programs and services on nutrition shall closely coordinate, complement resources and share approaches to the LGUs within their area of operation.

tuesday, august 25, 2015 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776 Section 10. The Barangay Nutrition Committee. This Committee shall, in addition to their existing duties and functions, coordinate with and assist their corresponding LGUs in coming up with comprehensive nutrition programs and plans and be the primary body to oversee the implementation of such programs in accordance with DILG guidelines. Section 11. The service users or community people. The community or residents within the city shall actively help the local government units in monitoring the implementation of nutrition initiatives by educating and mobilizing local citizens/service users on their rights & responsibilities; provide avenues to voice-out and influence decisions through dialogues and non-confrontational ways. Section 12. The Breastfeeding support groups and core teams organized. The created support groups like breastfeeding groups and core teams created through various program implementation of different agencies shall be maximized and mobilized in awareness programs related to nutrition.(Infant and child care feeding) ARTICLE 4 IMPLEMENTING MECHANISMS Section 13. Composition Of The City Nutrition Committee. The City Nutrition Committee shall continue to provide overall leadership in plan formulation and implementation ,monitoring , evaluation and coordination. It shall be composed of the following: 1. City Mayor, Chairperson 2. City Health Officer, Vice Chairperson 3. City Social Welfare and Development Officer 4. City Agricultural Officer 5. City Local Government Operations Officer from Department of the Interior and Local Government 6. City Budget Officer 7. City Schools Division Superintendent from Department of Education 8. City Employment and Services Officer and/or designate 9. City Planning and Development Coordinator 10. Representative from Department of Science and Technology 11. Representative from Department of Trade and Industry 12. CDRRMO (City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer) 13. General Services Officer 14. Duly Accredited THREE private sector representatives; _______, ______, _______approved EO from the Mayor 15. DOH Representative 16. TESDA Representative Section 14. Duties And Functions Of The City Nutrition Committee. 1. Assesses the city nutrition situation 2. Formulates the city nutrition action plan complementary to and integrated with other plans of the LGU and higher level plans 3. Coordinates, monitors and evaluates plan implementation and recommends and adopts appropriate actions 4. Mobilizes resources to ensure the plan is implemented 5. Holds at least quarterly meetings to monitor program performance 6. Extends technical assistance to barangay nutrition committees on nutrition program management and related concerns, including the conduct of periodic visits and meetings with the BNC 7. Monitors and evaluates the performance of Barangay Nutrition Committee Section 15. Mandatory Capability Building For Key Members Of The Local Committees For Nutrition. To ensure efficiency and effectiveness, key members of the Local Nutrition Committees from the city up to barangays shall undergo formal trainings related to nutrition like WHO-Child Growth Standards (CGS); Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF); Nutrition Program Management; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Pinoy Nutrition Hub (PNH); Civic Engagement through Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and other skills development learning sessions. Section 16. Internal Rules For Local Nutrition Committees. The local committees for nutrition shall adopt their own internal rules of procedures and regulations to serve as guidelines for the members in the discharge of their official functions such as the organization’s structure, parliamentary procedure, order of meeting and quorums, discipline and such other rules the committee may adopt. Section 17. Monitoring and Evalutation of Nutrition Program Implementation The City Nutrition Committee shall monitor and evaluate in accordance with the guidelines provided for by the responsible provincial/ regional /or national agencies. Section 18. Recognition Of High Performing BLGUs On Nutrition Program. The City Nutrition Committee shall design an award system for high performing barangay local government units in delivering nutrition programs and shall create an award governing body to oversee the planning, preparation and awarding ceremonies. Section 19. Modeling of Effective Nutrition Interventions. The City Nutrition Committee shall replicate the identified cost-effective models on nutrition or recognized during awarding by coming up with good documentation and easy-to-follow operating procedures. ARTICLE 5 PENAL PROVISIONS Section 20. Penalties and Sanctions: A. Any person violating the provisions of this ordinance, except those stated in the preceding section, shall be penalized with the existing city ordinance; however, if cast and circumstances warrant the filing of legal action under national law, the latter shall be given preference. B. Any person, private entities and establishment/s violating the provision/s of this ordinance shall be sanctioned/imposed of administrative fines, as follows: For Private Establishments: For Government Institutions: 1st Offense ---------------------- counseling ---counseling 2nd Offense --------------------- P 2,500.00 ---suspension decided by the City Grievance Committee 3rd Offense --------------------- P 5,000.00 --- Administrative case ARTICLE 6 BUDGETARY APPROPRIATIONS Section 21. The City Government shall allocate funding to support the implementation of this ordinance. For each Barangay, there shall be a regular appropriation of funds to support the administrative and operational needs of the Barangay Nutrition Committee and it shall be incorporated in the Budget of the City Health. ARTCLE 7 FINAL PROVISIONS Section 22. Implementing Rules and Regulations. Within six (6) months after the approval of this ordinance, the City Chief Executive, shall endorse to the City Nutrition Committee, for formulation of the appropriate Rules and Regulations necessary for the efficient and effective implementation of all provisions of this ordinance. Such rules and regulations shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following the completion of their full publication in two (2) city newspapers that are of general circulation in the City of Oroquieta. Section 23. Separability Clause. If, for any reason or reasons, any part or provision of this ordinance shall be held to be unconstitutional or invalid, other parts or provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect. Section 24. Applicability Clause. All other matters relating to the impositions or regulations provided in this ordinance shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of existing laws and other ordinances. This ordinance shall apply to all the people within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Oroquieta, barangays, and to all persons, who may be subject to the provisions of this ordinance. Section 25 . Repealing Clause. All ordinances, resolutions, executive orders and other issuances which are inconsistent with any of the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. Section 26. Effectivity Clause. This ordinance shall take effect thirty (30) days after completion of its publication in a newspaper of general circulation within its jurisdiction and posting in at least three (3) conspicuous places in the City of Oroquieta. APPROVED: July 9, 2015


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tops is as rare as finding a needle in the haystack. Honestly, I saw the Philippine Flying Lemurs more than 50 years ago. When told about the story and when told of what they did, I sat in silence with eyes apprehensive and bewildered. How could we? How could we annihilate forest animals with ease without thinking the effects of the environment’s biodiversity? -0- Send reaction/ comments: crisguardian@


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DNPPO in cooperation with the City Police Office of Tagum also created the same in achieving due resolution of the case involving Rogelio “Tata” Butalid, also a media personality who was shot dead on Dec. 11, 2013 along Sobrecary St., Tagum City. Meanwhile, Tagum City Office is closely looking at the angle on the involvement of Ybanez as officer of DANECO-NEA as the “major” possible cause leading to his murder, Tirador said. Two years ago, Ybanez complained of having received a wreath delivered to his house and that he also had reported of several death threats. Tirador also attributed as a possible “irritant”, the radio block-time program (over Gold FM, Tagum) of Ybanez for which he co-anchored on behalf of DANECO-NEA. On the other hand, Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon called on Tagumenyos to inform him and the police of death threats they received so the city government thru the police office can provide security cover. (PIA 11/ Jeanevive DuronAbangan)

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12-year basic education program.” He added they are willing to train the teachers to increase their chances of getting hired in the industry. “We need to have a shortterm project to be able to fill in the gap,” he said. Recently, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers here recently called for the suspension of the program’s implementation citing the schools lack the facilities. ACT-Davao said adding two years in high school would not ensure better quality of education due to lack of budget. During the Livelihood Exchange (Livex) 2015 on August 18 to 21, 2015, at the SMX Convention Center Davao, Matunog said the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines estimated the city has 33,000 workers. He added that while they are looking at expanding the number of workers in the city, they do not want

to attract more investors to the point of creating a shortage of workforce. “We do not want to go ahead of the market because the key predictor is talent development. Without it, the market cannot grow as fast,” he said. Matunog added they are also assessing the schools’ curricula to produce the right talents who will meet the skills requirements of companies. To eradicate the digital divide in the countryside, 18 out of the 24 municipalities in Mindanao who participated in the Livex 2015 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Science and Technology for the implementation of Technology for Education (Tech4Ed) on Thursday. Tech4Ed Project “provides access points for individuals and communities to bridge the digital and education divide. It promotes grassroots development and opportunities for inclusive growth and poverty reduction.”

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hike, SSS implemented a 5 percent pension increase in 2014, but only to existing pensioners effective June that year. In a position paper addressed to lawmakers, Bayan Muna Rep. Colmenares called the said hike a mere “token” as it amounts to only P50 to P60 ($1.07 to $1.30) increase per month for those receiving minimum pension. It is “not even enough to buy one piece chicken joy. This does not even come close to what is actually needed by pensioners for their basic needs including maintenance medicine,” Colmenares said. Worse, the SSS also increased the contribution or premium from 10.4 percent to 11 percent on January 2014. According to SSS, this translates to P6 increases for the minimum contributor and P90 ($2) for the maximum contributor. But as the workers’ groups have been saying, even this amount is a big imposition given that wages have not substantially increased and the prices of most basic goods aside from other deductions are on the rise. For the minimum wage earner of P481/day ($10.30), for example, the hike in SSS contribution means an additional deduction of P31.75 ($0.7)from his or her monthly wage. Along with other increased contributions and payments approved at the same time such as the hike in Philhealth premium, Colmenares said, this represents another burden to the already inadequately paid workers. SSS President and CEO Emilio De Quiros Jr. defended the hike in premium saying the pension has been increased 21 times for the period 1980-2007, a claim

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which pensioners publicly doubted. Colmenares said most pensioners are in support of the bills proposing a hike in pension, and they have even sent numerous letters/messages and petitions of support to them. SSS has money for executives’ bonuses, but only gloom and doom for pensioners? De Quiros and the SSS have been against increasing the retirees’ pension since Colmenares proposed it in 2011. De Quiros claims the fund life of the SSS would be shortened to just 13 years if the pension were increased by P2,000 ($43). “In a choice of helping lengthen the lives of its pensioners or that of the SSS fund, the SSS clearly chose the latter,” Colmenares said in a position paper with Sen. Villar. Yet, there seems to be a disconnect between the SSS executives’ reports on the social fund’s situation and their reasons for refusing to increase pension. Colmenares said the SSS does not portray an institution that seems to be in need of funds. “It does not exert effort to go after unremitted premiums by employers, it does not even bother to collect the fines imposed by courts on those found guilty of violating the SSS law. Worse, it grants its board members not only P10 million ($200 thousand plus) in bonuses but also more than P200 million ($4.3 million) in retirement package in 2009. Its services to members have been dismal for years despite the average of P7 billion ($150 million) in operation expenses for more than five years,” Colmenares said. SSS has also been reporting solid financial results. Based on SSS reports as of December 2013, assets and investments doubled in 10 years. The average investment yield rate is more than 8 percent, meaning it is outperforming benchmark in the past six years. SSS in 2013 also reported the highest investment income levels in past 10 years and higher income to revenue ratios since 2008. Contributions less benefits also yielded positive variance since 2005. In fact, their investment income in the last three years ranges from P32 billion or higher. No shortage in proposals to benefit pensioners, SSS members In the face of De Quiros’ worries for SSS fund life, both Sen. Villar and Bayan Muna Rep. Colmenares are now saying there is more than enough time to look for solutions, if only the SSS is willing to work for it. It is not as if we will do nothing about it, the lawmakers said. The more important and urgent task, they said, is to approve the pension increase, and then put in place some mechanisms so that SSS will be up to its mandate, and that is “to manage a sound and viable social security sys-

tem which shall promote social justice and provide meaningful protection to members and their families against the hazards of disability, sickness, maternity, old age, death and other contingencies resulting in loss of income or financial burden.” Villar and Colmenares said a P2,000.00/month increase is “viable, and necessary, and its impact can be mitigated after 2016.” They proposed some steps which the SSS and the government can do for its pensioners. They urged the government particularly the SSS to: • “More efficiently handle SSS investments and assets after 2029.” With prudent handling of the SSS’s investible funds, it is expected to earn better and not necessarily from increasing SSS premiums. As of March 2015, SSS already has P427B ($9.15B) total investments and P444 billion ($9.52 billion) worth of assets. • Penalize and collect billions in unremitted premium contributions and penalties from delinquent employers. According to COA Executive Summary Report in 2013, there are 61,260 delinquent employers with P13.5 billion ($289 million) unremitted contributions and penalties. In reports from the Senate hearings in 2004 during the discussion on the SSS condonation law, the unremitted contributions run up to P90 billion ($1.93 billion). • Subsidize the pension system, if necessary, from the government budget similar to the government subsidy for the AFP and PNP. Colmenares and Villar found it unjust that military and police officers get subsidized while ordinary SSS pensioners who they recognize as poorly paid workers are deprived of the same government support. In a statement, the Kilusang Mayo Uno said the SSS should be able to shoulder the proposed pension hike, even as it also welcomed Sen. Cynthia Villar’s proposal of allocating funds from the General Appropriations Act to fund the hike. “If there’s a will, there’s a way, and there has to be a way of increasing the meager pension being received by retirees who worked hard their entire life but are now receiving peanuts from the SSS. If allocating funds from the (General Appropriations Act) GAA is the way to do this, then so be it,” said Roger Soluta, KMU secretary-general. (

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a rice-importing nation—has wasted more than 12% of imported rice back in 2008. This means the average Filipino has wasted at least 2 tablespoons of cooked rice every day which could have been enough to feed 2.5 million Filipinos

a year [1]. Religious groups hope that the public takes inspiration from Laudato Si, while relevant government institutions and especially business stakeholders take on the Pope’s challenge to change their views and practices- from mere dominion over earth’s resources to being responsible stewards of these precious resources, “with our fellowmen.” “The Pope is calling on the broad movement of individuals, communities and institutions to seriously

recognize their unique roles as defenders of Creation,” said Fr. John Leydon of the Columban Mission in Malate Catholic Church. “For those of us in the clergy, Laudato Si signals the Church’s involvement in this movement like it was after Populorum Progressio in the late 60s. Everyone should all come together to protect the environment to serve the needs of the poor and address the immoral inequality that is the worst ill of today’s society, as the Pope said in his encyclical.“

E-cigarettes 95% less harmful than tobacco

LONDON--E-cigarettes are around 95 percent less harmful to health than tobacco and have the potential to help smokers quit smoking, according to an expert independent evidence review published Wednesday by the Public Health England (PHE), a British government agency. The review is commissioned by PHE and led by researchers from King’s College London and Queen Mary University of London. Almost all of the 2.6 million adults using e-cigarettes in Britain are current or ex-smokers, most of whom are using the devices to help them quit smoking or to prevent them going back to cigarettes, the review showed. Not only are e-cigarettes less harmful, the products may be contributing to falling smoking rates among adults and young people, according to the review. Emerging evidence suggests some of the highest successful quit rates are now seen among smokers who use an e-cigarette and also receive additional support from their local stop smoking services. “Fears that e-cigarettes have made smoking seem normal again or even led to people taking up tobacco smoking are not so far being realized based on the evidence assessed by this important independent review,” said Linda Bauld, Cancer Research UK’s expert in cancer prevention. Bauld also said: “We recognize the potential benefits for e-cigarettes in helping large numbers of people move away from tobacco.” (PNA/Xinhua) Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Tel. No. (+6386) 231-7622/Telefax No. (+6386) 231-7622 / Email:

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Tel. No. (+6386) 231-7622/Telefax No. (+6386) 231-7622 / Email:

RE: Application for the grant of an Exemption from securing Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a vessel for company use only pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations.

RE: Application for the Renewal of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a tramper service in the operation of its ship/s in its/their applied route for the carriage of passengers and to charge deregulated rates pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations.

F.S. BORJA MINING CASE NO. SUR 15 – 091-E & TRADING CORP. Applicant. x-------------- x ORDER This refers to the Application to grant an Exemption from Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) pursuant to RA 9295 and its R-IRR to operate the vessel MBCA “PRINCESS DELTA”, for company use only/private use, in the route port of Surigao City/Surigao del Norte/Dinagat Islands Province & vice versa. The applicant shall cause the publication of this Order once in any of the five (5) major newspapers of national circulation in the Philippines or in a newspaper of local circulation, as applicable. Applicant shall present the jurisdictional, qualification and documentary requirements in a hearing to be conducted on 25 August 2015 at 8::30 o’ clock in the morning at the MARINA R. O. No. XIII, PP/LT Mario B. Fortus Bldg., PPA Compound, Surigao City. The Applicant shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (FOE), afterwhich, the application is deemed submitted for resolution/ decision, upon acceptance of such FOE and declaration that the case is submitted for decision. WITNESS, the Honorable Administrator, MAXIMO Q. MEJIA JR., PhD. this 14th day of August 2015, Surigao City, Philippines

(SGD) ENGR. EMMANUEL B. CARPIO Regional Director

MDN: Aug. 25, 2015


x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x ORDER

This refers to the Application for the Renewal of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC), to operate the vessel MBCA “WING-WING-2” pursuant to RA 9295 and its R-IRR as tramper/for hire (for the carriage of passengers only) in the route/s: Port of Surigao City to any port of Surigao del Norte to port of Dinagat Island and vice versa. The applicant shall cause the publication of this Order once in any of the five (5) major newspapers of national circulation in the Philippines or in a newspaper of local circulation, as applicable. Applicant shall present the jurisdictional, qualification and documentary requirements in a hearing to be conducted on 25 August 2015 at 8:45 o’clock in the morning at the MARINA, Regional Office, PPL/Lt Mario B. Portus, Jr. PPA Compound, Surigao City. The Applicant shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (FOE), afterwhich, the application is deemed submitted for resolution/ decision, upon acceptance of such FOE and declaration that the cause is submitted for decision. WITNESS, the Honorable MARINA Administrator, Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. PhD, this 14th day of August 2015, Surigao City, Philippines.


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